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49ers and Jets Are Early Favorites To Land Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown is believed to be on the trading block after a drama-filled season, any it's anybody's guess where he would get traded to.

According to Bookmaker (via Bleacher Report), the San Francisco 49rs are the betting favorites to land Brown at +200. The New York Jets are second at +500, followed by the Oakland Raiders at +600.

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The 49ers have been mentioned as the best landing spot for Brown over the last couple of weeks. After all, George Kittle seemingly tried to recruit Brown via Twitter, much to the latter's delight.

49ers legend Jerry Rice also said that in a recent conversation with Brown, the Pro Bowl wideout expressed his desire to join the 49ers. And with plenty of cap space and incentives to trade for Brown, San Francisco easily stands out as the best possible landing spot for Brown.

The Brown trade rumors began when Gerry Dulac and Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Brown got into an argument with teammate Ben Roethlisberger - days before their Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown apparently got fed up and threw a football in Roethlisberger's direction.

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Brown failed to return texts and phone calls from his teammates. He also failed to show up at team meetings and practices, which led to him being benched for the season finale. The Steelers won the game anyway, but a Baltimore Ravens victory minutes later eliminated Pittsburgh from the postseason race.

The Steelers have dealt with Brown's antics and behavior since his rookie 2010 season, but it seems like this was his last strike. All signs point to Brown getting traded, with the only question being where to at this point.

What This Means

With a young core consisting of Kittle, Jimmy Garoppolo and Matt Breida, the 49ers have good reason to trade for Brown. If he wants to play there, the front office should waste no time in trying to acquire him from the Steelers.

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